Generic Congressional Polls – See How Pointless In One Chart

Every day it seems there is a new poll being released touting the unpopularity of Congress. Much of the talk is aimed at the GOP controlled House of Representatives because they’re “intransigent” and “extreme” and “do nothings.”

The cable networks, particularly MSNBC will spend in ordinate amounts of time discussing it, using it as a bludgeon to say the GOP has to “compromise” with President Obama.

But do they? Look at the below chart. It shows the overall re-election rate of members of the House of Representatives.



Two times in the last thirty years, the percentage fell below 90%.

People may hate “Congress” but they most often like the person that is representing them.